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A “Stripper Cow” is an old cow well past her prime. A cow that has nearly stopped giving milk, so that it can be obtained from her only by stripping.
A castrated, male bovine.
Beaver Hay is the rank grass that grows in beaver meadows.
Speaker: Yeah, some places they made them. Interviewer: Yeah. Speaker: Just all round. Interviewer: Quite different. Um- Speaker: Brought them to a peak. Generally went and got a- a load of wild hay from the beaver meadow or somewhere. Interviewer: Yeah. Speaker: To put on the top because beaver hay turned the water much better than the other. Interviewer: Oh that’s interesting. I wonder why that was. Speaker: I don’t know. At that time, you-know, they, ah- they used to have these big beaver meadows that they had to cut with, ah, the scythe. You’ve seen them?
Speaker: Arnold Milford, Gender: Male, Age at interview: 93, Interview: 1977, Lanark County
Speaker: The loft was above and you put up a hand, you-know? Interviewer: Mm-hm. Speaker: You’d fork it up to the loft and somebody would stack it back and spread it back in the mow. Interviewer: Yes. This was wild hay. Speaker: Wild hay, yeah. Interviewer: Yes. Speaker: Beaver w– what they call beaver hay. Interviewer: Yes
Speaker: Alfred Starz, Gender: Male, Age at interview: 72, Interview: 1978, Lanark County
A meat chicken raised to the weight of 2.65 kg or under.
Mature, male deer.
A young, male goat (teenager).
Meat that comes from adult goats.
The term for a baby chicken (male or female) until it is about three weeks of age
A young male chicken.
The first milk that any animal (including humans) produce after they give birth. This milk helps to pass along the mother’s immunity to disease to her offspring.
A larger meat chicken raised to the weight of over 2.65 kg.
An adult female pig that has given birth.
The reddish-pink flesh-like covering on the throat and neck of a turkey. It helps to release extra body heat.
This term is used to describe the stage when animals are taken off their mother’s milk and fed solid foods, like grasses.
A neutered male sheep.
Eggs 10 Cents a dozen–Farmers Markets of Smiths Falls and Almonte 1880 and 1889
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